Deep Blue Sea

Revealing mistake: When the shark first attacks and bites off Jim's arm, you can see his real arm under his shirt as he's scrambling away from the water. (00:34:10)

Revealing mistake: As soon as the three survivors are coming out of the lab through the hatch underwater, they all signal each other to rise to the top. Look at Saffron Burrows, her cheeks are full of air and you can almost see the surface above her head. You can also see the exact same shot when she is about to be eaten by the last shark. And what's with that hand gesture - to cut or for the shark to stop? (01:26:30 - 01:33:10)

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: Her cheeks are like that because when we all take in a big breath of air and hold it so not to breathe, that's what happens. The hand gestures when she goes in the water is so the blood can mix with the water so the shark can smell it.

The hand gesture the entry is referring to is just before she is eaten by the shark, the actress waves her hand across her neck area, allegedly to indicate to the director that she was running out of air.

Phaneron

I think she is giving the shark a sign... like stop or don't attack or something like that. So I think she is giving the shark a sign because right after she does that the shark stops swimming towards her.

Maybe in the context of the film you could argue that, but for scenes in which actors are performing underwater, they use that gesture to let the director know they are running out of air.

Phaneron

If you look EXTREMELY closely in one shot with the girl at a close distance and the shark far away you can tell the girl is actually computer animated. So I think she is giving the shark a sign cuz right after she does that the shark stops swimming towards her. But I could be wrong... that's just what I think.

Revealing mistake: At the end of the film, when Preacher is fighting the shark, we can see that it is a white stuntman doing the scene for LL Cool J. (01:28:00)

Revealing mistake: In the scene where L.L. Cool J. is in the flooded kitchen and the shark comes in through the door, he climbs up a shelf, then falls in the water, then climbs out again. Before he makes his way to the oven you can clearly see that under his pants he is wearing knee pads. (00:53:35)

Revealing mistake: In the shot when the helicopter is about to crash into the building, take a look at the blade. There is a wire holding the helicopter.

Revealing mistake: When Samuel L. Jackson is attacked and killed by the shark, you can clearly tell that he is CGI. His arms and legs are segments and it looks really corny. (01:00:05)

Revealing mistake: In the wet lab, just after the helicopter explodes into the tower, pieces of concrete are falling all around Thomas Jane, as he reaches to pull the blonde out of the water. The pieces of 'concrete' bounce all around like the foam pieces they are, not actual concrete.

Revealing mistake: Towards the end of the film after Carter is being dragged along by the shark, and shot by the priest, his wound does not bleed at all.

oswal13

Revealing mistake: As one of the lab crew is showing Tomas Jane the suspended tiger shark you can see a horizontal line in the water in the background. this is the edge of the water tank used to film the exterior scenes (mentioned in DVD extras).

Factual error: Near the beginning when the boat pulls up and the guy on the boat tells the blond convict he's got a beauty 13 foot "Tiger shark" that's up in some sort of sling, the so called tiger shark is actually the same robot mako shark from the rest of the movie, just with stripes on it. Tiger sharks have a blunt rounded nose, not a pointed one like a great white. (00:07:35)

More mistakes in Deep Blue Sea

Russell Franklin: You think water moves fast? You should see ice. It moves like it has a mind. Like it knows it killed the world once and got a taste for murder. After the avalanche, it took us a week to climb out. Now, I don't know exactly when we turned on each other, but I know that seven of us survived the slide... And only five made it out. Now we took an oath, that I'm breaking now. We said we'd say it was the snow that killed the other two, but it wasn't. Nature is lethal but it doesn't hold a candle to man.

More quotes from Deep Blue Sea

Trivia: Director Renny Harlin has a cameo as one of the employees of Aquatica who are leaving the facility for their weekend break in the opening scene.

More trivia for Deep Blue Sea

Question: How did they do the scene when one of the sharks ate the bird? I know they used animatronic sharks for any interaction with the people, so did they use the same method for the bird? It was "inside" the shark after all.

Answer: This was a CGI scene.

Ssiscool

More questions & answers from Deep Blue Sea

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.